Warning!! Scam Targets Bankruptcy Filers | United States Courts

Published onOctober 20, 2015

Phone scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers in several states, using personal information from filings and posing as attorneys to get intended victims to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt.
The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys issued a warning that โ€œUnder no circumstances would a bankruptcy attorney or staff member telephone a client and ask for a wire transfer immediately to satisfy a debt. Nor would the bankruptcy attorney and staff ever threaten arrest if a debt isnโ€™t paid.โ€

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Please be aware of this scam that is going around to former bankruptcy clients.   I’ve heard of these regarding bad checks, and payday loans.  They usually threaten jail, arrest, or immediate suit for non-payment.   IGNORE THESE CALLS.   Save all emails and mailings, and provide them to your attorney for possible Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and /or bankruptcy discharge sanction motions. DO NOT PAY THEM Under any circumstances without discussing it with your attorney in person first.   Call your attorney directly, do not believe that they are calling from your lawyers office.

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